The Richmond Hill Lions Club met March 26 at the Wetland Center in Richmond Hill’s J.F. Gregory Park.
District Gov. Chip Nedza presented an award from the Lions Club International president to Ronny Gerrald for outstanding service as a Lion through this year. As membership chairman, Gerrald has maintained an average of 13 new members a year. Gerrald has received many awards in the past for his service to the Lions Club and to the community. The Richmond Hill Lions Club also is in a building program with Gerrald as building chairman. The club’s building is on Bass Street.
Nedza presented the Club Excellence Award for the Year to President Rick Gardner. This award includes a patch for the club banner for outstanding service in the performance of all duties required by Lions Club International and service to the community. Gardner has served as club president for two years during the building process.
Rose Gerrald received the Spouse of the Year award pin, and Ouieda Sisco received the Lion of the Year award pin. These awards were voted on, and recipients were selected by club members for many hours of service to club and community.
For a number of years, Nedza has given vision tests to children in the coastal area. These vision tests were given — working with the Lions Club, YMCA and schools — to children who were able to read or recognize letters and numbers. He now has a machine that can test children from 6 months to 4 years old and gives a complete evaluation of the eye.
Anyone interesting in joining the club can contact any Lion or Gardner at 313-3914.